Japan police thank Myanmar woman for helping lost child

Police in Nikko City, north of Tokyo, have expressed gratitude to a woman from Myanmar for helping reunite a lost child with her mother.

Htwe Htwe Yee works at a gardening company in the city. The police say she saw the first-grader crying in the street when she was on her way to work on May 18. They say Htwe Htwe Yee and Kawamura Kazunori, the president of her company, took steps to contact the girl's mother.

On Tuesday the local police chief, Nakazato Yoji, handed letters of appreciation to Htwe Htwe Yee and Kawamura.

The police say they had been notified by the girl's family and were looking for her, so the actions of Htwe Htwe Yee and Kawamura helped get the girl to them.

After accepting the letter, Htwe Htwe Yee said she is relieved that the girl and her mother were reunited.

Nakazato said he is happy that the small child was found quickly.